10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,859 miles

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2006 BMW 325 seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 BMW 325 Owner Comments (Page 9 of 16)

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problem #150

Dec 142013

325

  • 117,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325xi. The contact stated that the air bag sensor warning lamp illuminated on the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 117,000.

- Portsmith, NH, USA

problem #149

May 152013

325

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated while starting the vehicle the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated. NHTSA recall campaign id number 13V564000 (air bag) was associated with the failure; however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #148

Oct 262012

325

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325xi. The contact stated that the front passenger's side air bag sensor light was illuminated and would illuminate if the passenger's seat was occupied or not. The contact notified the manufacturer of the defect and was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 13V56400(air bags). The contact believed that the vehicle was experiencing the same defect as listed in the recall campaign. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Highland, MD, USA

problem #147

Nov 012013

325

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The airbag indicator light has been activated to what I have read to be due to a crack in the detection mat. I have taken my car to repair shops and all have confirmed the same issue. In the case that there is an accident, none of the airbags will be deployed, or airbags may be deployed without reason. I have grave concerns. I have made two phone calls to BMW with my concern for my safety and the safety of my passengers. BMW states that currently my particular VIN number is not listed on the recalls, but may be in the future. My car has the exact same issues as being reported as the previous two recalls, but since it was manufactured "just before the indicated recall dates" that I will not be reimbursed. If BMW cares about their customers' safety, I would not think waiting by the mailbox for a letter that may or may not arrive to inform me of another letter in March, is at all sufficient. Please let me know if I can do anything else to expedite a solution for my concern. Thank you for your time. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #146

Jan 212014

325 6-cyl

  • miles
I purchased the vehicle one week ago with the airbag and seatbelt lights on the dash, after plenty of research there was a recall done on only the sport seats. After everything I read even the non sports seats, like mine are having the issues as well. BMW needs to fix this issue with all models. I have no clue at this point if the airbags will even go off in the event of a crash. Plenty of complaints on the site about this same issue. Please help

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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problem #145

Sep 182013

325 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325xi. The contact stated that the front passenger's side air bag sensor light was illuminated indicating the passenger air bag was disabled. The contact stated the sensor would illuminate if the passenger seat was occupied or not. The contact notified the manufacturer of the defect and was informed that the vehicle was not included in the NHTSA campaign id number: 13V56400(air bags). The contact indicated the vehicle had experienced the same defect listed in the recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Mckees Rocks, PA, USA

problem #144

Jan 032014

325

  • 98,754 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

About a week ago, the vehicle passenger airbag and seatbelt warning indicators began to display erratically. They would go on and off at differing intervals. Several weeks ago the indicators both came on and have remained on. Doing some research on the issue, I located a recall notice in 2008 for this exact same issue which included my 2006 325I and another recall in 2013 and that BMW had extended the warranty for this issue for an additional 10 years. The seat mat wiring was determined to be faulty which cause the vehicle sensor to engage the warning/indicator as it could not determine if a passenger was in the seat or not and therefore the airbag would not deploy in case of an accident. I confirmed my vehicle is experiencing the same recall issue from 2008 and 2013 recall with a local BMW shop and was instructed to contact BMW of northamercia becouse based my VIN# it was not part of the recall and I would have to pay for the diagnostic test, parts and repair S out of pocket. I contacted BMW of northamercia and was told that my vehicle make, model and yearwas part of the Nov 2013 recall but could not specify based on the VIN number if my vehicle qualified. "?? this is the same exact issue. Why would my qualifying vehicle not be under warranty for the same make, model, year and recall issue as the other vehicles being recalled? why would my VIN be excluded from having the same exact issues"

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #143

Jan 012014

325

  • miles
2006 BMW 325I. Consumer writes in regards to air bag recall. The consumer the air bag light illuminated. BMW informed him, the vehicle was excluded from the recall.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #142

May 122010

325

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact was driving approximately 5 mph and making a U- turn when a second vehicle crashed into the front passenger's side of the contact's vehicle. The contact stated that the air bags failed to deploy. No injuries were reported. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 13V564000 (air bags) however, the contact believed that the air bag failure was associated with the recall defect. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #141

Jan 032010

325 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags) that could have been related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the VIN was not included in a recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Prosser, WA, USA

problem #140

Feb 212013

325

  • 101,230 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Front passenger occupancy seat sensor mat/pad failure. Initial inquire with dealer resulted in no coverage of repairs due to VIN break. As of December 25, 2013 NHTSA shows that all effected BMW 325xi 2006 will be repaired at no cost to owner. NHTSA campaign #: 13V-564

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #139

Apr 172008

325

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the mat sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 08V384000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Highland Heights, KY, USA

problem #138

Aug 132013

325 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Beginning several months ago, the vehicle passenger airbag and seatbelt warning indicators began to display erratically. They would go on and off at differing intervals. Several weeks ago the indicators both came on and have remained on. Doing some research on the issue, I located a recall notice in 2008 for this exact same issue which included my 2006 325I and that BMW had extended the warranty for this issue for an additional 10 years. The seat mat wiring was determined to be faulty which cause the vehicle sensor to engage the warning/indicator as it could not determine if a passenger was in the seat or not and therefore the airbag would not deploy in case of an accident. I confirmed my vehicle was experiencing the same recall issue from 2008 with a local BMW shop and was instructed to contact BMW of northamerica. I contacted BMW of northamerica and was told that my vehicle was not part of the recall based on the VIN number. "?? this is the same exact issue. Why would my qualifying vehicle not be under warranty for the same make, model, year and recall issue as the recall? why would my VIN be excluded"

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #137

Nov 292013

325 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Airbag light went on and idrive said there was a malfunction with the passenger side safety restraint system. BMW is saying that my vehicle is not in scope of the recall, though it should be as it is the same error as related to the existing recall below: Recall id # 57362 - air bags:frontal recall date Aug 05, 2008 recall date: Aug 05, 2008 model affected: 2006 BMW 3-series I am thinking it is because I have the touring 3-series, but they share the same sport seats as the other 3-series. Please add my VIN to the recall list.

- Covington, KY, USA

problem #136

Oct 152013

325

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in and repaired under a manufacturer's recall for the air bags. The air bag warning light illuminated after the recall service had been performed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the technician stated that the sensor in the front passenger's side seat would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #135

Nov 012013

325

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the passenger's side air bag sensor mat was not detecting when the passenger's seat was occupied. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V384000 (front passenger seat occupant detection mat). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 105,000.

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #134

Nov 012012

325

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that he received a recall notice under NHTSA campaign number: 08V384000 (air bags) however, his vehicle was not included in the recall campaign. The contact also mentioned that the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently and over time, the warning light remained illuminated. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Madison, MS, USA

problem #133

Nov 052012

325 6-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
Faulty seat mat sensor in passenger seat for the 2nd time.

- Madison, MS, USA

problem #132

Oct 292013

325 6-cyl

  • 129,000 miles
My lights comes on for airbag passenger seat. I saw that NHTSA has campaign # 08V-384 for this matter. If the dealer refuse to honor it, how I proceed after that. The air bags don't works with that light on. I have my daughter with me all the time, to and from the school. Thanks.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #131

Sep 152013

325

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the passenger's side seat sensor mat was defective and as a result, the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the sensor mat needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 104,000 and the current mileage was 105,000.

- Ann Harbor, MI, USA

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